The possible Credits for Prior Learning and Experience are summarised in a simplified form below. This table includes CPLE from both the Fellowship Criteria and  ‘other training activities’ listed in the Training Manual.

Requirement CPLE allowed
3,000 hours of RNZCUC-approved experience Max 1,500 hours
Up to 1,500 hours UC/ED/RHM
Up to 500 GP hours
Up to 1,500 hours of armed forces medicine
Clinical epidemiology / biostatistics paper See Fellowship regulation note 4.
Paediatrics paper See Fellowship regulation note 4.
Registrar-selected, College-approved paper See Fellowship regulation note 4.
Trauma Day Recent (1) ATLS, EMST, the UoA Immediate Care paper or equivalent.
Communications Day Recent (1) PRIMEX or equivalent (should include simulated consultation, and topics such as breaking bad news).
Core skills List of urgent care skills requiring demonstration of competence, to Education Committee standards.
Paediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) Recent (1) APLS, PALS or equivalent (minimum two-day course).
Patient Satisfaction Survey (PSS) RNZCGP PSS or InPractice patient review or equivalent; completed no more than 1 year prior to joining.
Clinic attendance – orthopaedics (20 hours)

Clinics – 12 months of registrar experience, finishing within the last five years, in the clinic concerned


Ambulance – equivalent ambulance experience.

Clinic attendance – plastics (10 hours)
Clinic attendance – radiology (10 hours)
Clinic attendance – emergency medicine (10 hours)
Clinic attendance – ENT (4 hours)
Clinic attendance – ophthalmology (4 hours)
Clinic attendance – ambulance (1 shift)

1) Completed within the last five years

Please note that this table is provided for ease of reference only; if there is a conflict between the table and the source material (the Fellowship Regulations, Training Manual, and current College policy and precedent), the source material version will apply.